“Come back next week” seems to be the familiar phrase at the small cafe, Cookies + Milk located on King Street in Newton. Owner and Pastry Chef Libby Marriner along with barista Adrian offer interesting delights such as ice cream sandwiches, banoffee tarts and cookie and gingerbread flavored milk. Range and stock is limited and it was only on our third visit when we arrived early that there was some choice available.
A black board on the sidewall features their menu as well as a gift advert featuring their different sized jars filled with cookies. What a great present for someone with a sweet tooth!
Ginger Voodoos are quirky, choc walnut moustaches are fun and the dark choc fudge is tempting but in the end we opt for the humongous salted caramel ultra thin consisting of two chewy biscuits sandwiched with gooey caramel. It was similar to a classic Anzac biscuit minus the crunch.
A ‘must-try’ was their long and thin brownie. Despite the slight baking dysfunction resulting in a sunken end, it was rich in chocolate with a nutty base. Adrian said a staff member had eaten three in one sitting!
The décor is whimsical and adorable. Old-fashioned milk bottles hold sugar and are showcased in a wooden cabinet, jars of cookies are position on top of a ledge, pillow biscuits are stacked on top of milk crates and the baby yellow wall paper “Jammy, Chewy, Crispy, Gooey” describes what the shop has to offer in a nut shell.
We are given complimentary macaroons to accompany our coffees. They were fresh, moist and packed with the flavours of vanilla bean and their specialty, salted caramel.
We end with an aromatic spiced ginger tea held in one of their plunger takeaway cups designed for tealeaves. What a great invention!
Wanting to revisit your childhood memory of dunking cookies in milk? Then pop by and grab a freshly made bicky while you can!